Iterations on tech and peripherals tend to fall in this weird spot where incremental improvements aren’t significant enough to warrant the jump if you’ve already invested in previous models. There may be tangible upgrades to the tech, but if your current setup isn’t falling apart or having issues then there often isn’t a reason to make the jump. That’s somewhat the case with the Logitech G Pro X 2, the newest version of Logitech’s flagship wireless gaming headset. Don’t get it twisted though, the Pro X 2 is a fantastic headset that proves Logitech is still at the top of its game with some notable improvements on paper.
A combination of features make the Pro X 2 great all around–sound quality, comfort, and ease of use come together for a gaming headset with very few, if any, flaws. Lightspeed wireless connectivity still offers a virtually lagless audio experience, the microphone still sounds decent enough, and easy Bluetooth connectivity plus a 3.5mm jack still make it versatile. The big technical revamp is with Logitech’s new 50mm graphene drivers, built with a type of material that minimizes distortion and offers cleaner and more accurate audio. If there are any drawbacks to point at, it’d come down to individual preference for the headsets design. However, coming in with an MSRP of $250 USD is a tough ask no matter which way you cut it, but if you fall into that mix of wanting a new high-end wireless gaming headset and willing to ball out for one, the Logitech G Pro X 2 should be on your radar.
Packaging and Features
In the packaging, you get the headset along with the Lightspeed wireless USB dongle, a six-foot USB-C charging cable, a six-foot 3.5mm audio cable, the detachable microphone, and a soft neoprene case. The Pro X 2 itself still rocks the sleek, minimalist look of its predecessor, and I’m a big fan of this design as it looks like a premium product without unnecessary flair (if RGB lighting is your jam, you won’t find it here).
Everything you get in the package with the purchase of a Logitech G Pro X 2 wireless gaming headset.
The frame is still made with aluminum forks and a steel headband which makes the headset flexible and durable; I never felt like I had to be careful putting it on, taking it off, or setting it down since the headset feels solidly built. A key addition in terms of build is the swiveling earcups, letting them rest around your neck easier, as turning the earcups inward feels more natural and prevents them from digging into your neck. It also helps with fitment since it creates a better seal around your ears, improving sound isolation as well as comfort, which we’ll get into in detail below.
Logitech G Hub software lets you set different audio profiles, mic filters, and enable virtual surround sound.
Lightspeed is Logitech’s proprietary wireless tech that offers a virtually lag-free experience through its USB dongle, and it’s still good in this new headset. Bluetooth is also an option if you want to connect to other devices, and it’s easy–just press the Bluetooth button on the headset and it’ll show up on your device. Of course, I wouldn’t recommend Bluetooth for intense games but I did use it while using my Nintendo Switch in handheld mode and it worked well. Note that you cannot simultaneously split the connectivity if you wanted to use the mic on one device and get audio from another (which is admittedly a rare use-case).
It’s worth noting that battery life is a definite highlight. Using the headset regularly for a week listening to music while working and gaming in my free time, I only had to charge it twice; once when I first got it and a second time after about day four. You can monitor battery life through the Logitech G Hub software suite (where you can also set EQ preferences and use Blue Voice to tinker with the microphone).
As was the case with the previous iteration, the Logitech G Pro X 2 headset is built with plushy foam earpads with a leather-like material for the upholstery. This makes it super comfortable for long sessions; the best compliment you can give a headset is that you don’t even remember you were wearing it, and for the most part, that much was true. The overall comfort is due to the combination of the soft foam padding and the flexibility of the headband, letting the headset rest around my ears without clamping on my head. I never had an issue with the Pro X 2 feeling like it was applying too much pressure while wearing it.
One thing to note is that things can get sweaty after a few hours with the default leather-like earpad covers. So while the comfort was on point, I did have to take the headset off for a bit to air myself out. Because of this, I prefer the velour upholstery of something like my Sennheiser HD 599 headphones, which has a velvety and breathable feel. And thankfully, the Pro X 2 comes packaged with swappable velour-style earpads. Since the earpads on the headset are held in place by an elastic band that wraps around each earcup, all you have to do is pull the earpads out and put the other ones in by making sure the elastic band is secured around the grooves on the headset.
The Logitech G Pro X 2 is quite comfy, but look at the baby owl in the background.
A few other key features include the padding around the headband, which uses a similar foam padding and leather-like material as the earcups, helping reduce pressure atop your head. As mentioned above, a notable difference with the Pro X 2 from its predecessors is the swiveling earcups–the seal the headset creates around my ears also feels more natural and lets it apply a more even pressure around my head.
I like to think I have a sharp ear for good audio, especially as someone who both values the soundtracks of the games I play and the accuracy of sound effects for key moments in competitive shooters. As a big-time Final Fantasy XIV sicko and avid Valorant player, these were the PC games I played most while using the Logitech G Pro X 2 and I’m happy as I could be when it comes to sound quality.
Gameplay mechanics in FFXIV are often associated with audio cues against a rich soundtrack and multiple other sound effects.
For a game like FFXIV, sound is about being immersed in the game world rather than gaining any sort of advantage. Of course, there are audio cues that help me anticipate incoming attacks in a raid or time my execution with attacks, but these aren’t what expensive headphones are built for. What’s important here is the music and how that’s balanced with all the wild sound effects going off simultaneously. FFXIV’s soundtrack is superb and inseparable from the experience but it can often clash with the battle cries of your party’s characters and the sound effects of multiple spells going off at the same time. Lower quality audio setups can make these moments sound harsh and tough to distinguish, or at worst make it an unpleasant experience. The Logitech G Pro X 2 gave me clean and balanced audio, making each sound effect distinct while letting the music feel full at high volumes.
Positional audio and clarity of subtle sound effects are more crucial in Valorant. Hearing footsteps, determining which guns are being fired, and detecting Agents using specific abilities via sound cues are such vital aspects of competitive matches, and the Pro X 2 lets me hear those distinct sounds with precision. I wouldn’t lie to you and say that I jumped to Diamond rank because of my headset, but I was able to accurately anticipate and pinpoint movement and effects through audio. The point is that I never want audio quality to be the bottleneck holding me back from performing the best I can, and wouldn’t want a cheaper headset to be a factor in a match. If you’re paying this much for a headset, it should give you the sound quality and accuracy necessary–from that perspective, the Logitech G Pro X 2 passes with flying colors.
Valorant is one game where sound quality and positional audio can make a difference.
I also played a ton of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom using this headset. Since the Pro X 2 can connect to the Nintendo Switch via Bluetooth when played handheld or via the USB dongle when played docked, I gave it a shot and came away as impressed with the audio experience as I was in other games (though be wary of Bluetooth latency). That versatility and ease-of-use is definitely key for wireless headsets and it’s a highlight with the Pro X 2.
DTS Headphone:X 2.0 is an option for virtual surround sound. It does sound impressive and can be immersive with how it replicates and amplifies spatial audio, making things sound more full as if you’re in an acoustically designed concert hall. But I tend to not use features like this as it sounds a bit too artificial and I prefer to hear games, music, and entertainment as they are and true-to-form.
The waves represent when I was speaking into the mic. The flat lines indicates no sound was picked up despite a loud mechanical keyboard in the background.
As for the microphone quality, you won’t hear an improvement over the previous version but you can at least expect clarity when communicating in gaming scenarios or over discord. It’s not going to come close to a decent standalone USB mic, which is the case for any headset mic, but it is great at isolating voice and blocking out any outside noise. I tested this out by recording myself talking over Audacity while hammering away at my clicky mechanical keyboard and found that if I wasn’t talking, there was absolutely no sound getting picked up.
At home, I usually run the Sennheiser HD 599 through a Fiio E10K DAC. While that’s not a studio-grade audiophile type of situation, it’s a setup I’ve been happy with for years. I also prefer the subtlety of the soundstage with an open-back set of headphones at the risk of hearing outside noise. That said, the Pro X 2 features great sound isolation by virtue of the closed off design, and that’s important for competitive environments. It’s definitely built for the esports pros as well, so this is a great execution of what it’s going for, and it’s one of those instances that will come down to preference.
Regardless of the game I played, the Logitech G Pro X 2 featured rich bass, clear mids, and clean highs–which is to say that the headset offers stellar audio quality and maintains that strong balance at high volumes. And in my experience, precise positional audio helped me stay competitive in games where it mattered. After spending about a week using the Logitech G Pro X 2 as my daily headset, it’s clear Logitech has another winner on its hands. From its design and comfort to the sound quality and feature set, it’s a premium headset with nary a flaw.
As is the case with top-end wireless headsets however, these things are expensive. Shelling out for its standard retail price of $250 is a hard ask for many, even for a great wireless headset. If you’re not particular about your audio and just want something that sounds good, there are many more cost-effective options for gaming headsets at the moment. If you have a Logitech G Pro X, or a general equivalent, and are happy with it, this refresh might not be enticing enough to upgrade. However, if you are in the market for a top-of-the-line gaming headset and are willing to pay a premium price, the Logitech G Pro X 2 is an easy recommendation.
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